Hardware Engineer

Urban Sky
Denver, CO
Added: February 16, 2024
About Urban Sky:

Urban Sky is a venture-backed aerospace startup redefining the way we analyze Earth from the stratosphere. We design, build, operate, and sell stratospheric balloon systems. The data we collect supports a range of applications, from real-time wildfire monitoring to urban mapping.

We are writing the next chapter of stratospheric history in Denver and are seeking self-starting, open-minded, and hard-working team members.

Role Description:

Our hardware team is growing rapidly with a handful of unique R&D system in the works. To support this development we're seeking a generalist who can assist with testing, design and fabrication of several hardware projects. Our ideal candidate is a mid to entry level engineer seeking a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.

This position is onsite at our Denver, CO HQ.

Key Functions:

  • Prototype flight systems for use in the stratosphere
  • Conduct bench and field testing of various R&D systems
  • Collaborate with hardware team (mech, electrical, software) to identify test objectives

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science (or similar).
  • 2+ years of industry experience. We are open to a range of experiences and levels
  • Mechanical 3D CAD experience
  • PCB design (Altium, etc.) experience
  • Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering principles
  • Ability to work independently


  • Experience designing for space or near-space environments
  • Hands-on experience field testing systems
  • Rapid prototyping experience (3D printing, CNC, etc)
  • Software development experience
  • Exposure to a startup environment


  • Salary $75,000 - $100,000 per year
    • We are required to post this salary range per Colorado law. Your salary will be determined based on your abilities and experience.
  • Stock Options
  • Medical, Vision and Dental
  • Unlimited Vacation Days
  • Cell Phone Bill Stipend

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes that they have the skills and the passion necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.

Urban Sky is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.